French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was stripped of her European Parliament immunity from prosecution because of a judicial investigation in France into the posting on her Twitter account of images of murders by Islamic State.
The European Union assembly voted by a show of hands on Thursday in Brussels to make the move against Len Pen, who leads the far-right National Front and is ahead in polls on the first round of France’s presidential election in April. The EU Parliament’s legal-affairs committee recommended on Feb. 28 that she lose her immunity.
The 28-nation EU assembly acted on a request made in October by French Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas in connection with an investigation being conducted by the Nanterre Regional Court.
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